Summit baseball saw one of its former players get a chance in the big leagues.
Wil Dalton, a junior outfielder for the Florida Gators and former Spartans star, went to the Boston Red Sox in the eighth round (Pick 257) of the 2019 MLB Draft Tuesday.
He has two options at this time: he could sign with the Red Sox and begin his march up the minor leagues to make it to Fenway Park one day or he could opt to return to Florida next season for his senior stand and re-enter the draft process in 2020.
He’s made this decision before: he was drafted out of high school in the draft’s 26th round in 2016 by the Baltimore Orioles, but opted the college track first.
He spent his freshman year at Columbia State before transferring to Florida, where he was second-team All-SEC.
Fellow Spartan Chris McElvain, a Vanderbilt signee, could be drafted later in the 2019 run, though he’s expected to pursue his college career first.
Photo from Florida Athletics.
Congrats to Wil Dalton! 8th round selection of the Boston Red Sox pic.twitter.com/zFyHeZ8mqv
— Summit Baseball (@wcsSHSBaseball) June 4, 2019
— Florida Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) June 4, 2019